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iPhone X Face ID baffled by kids, twins, siblings, doppelgängers

Youngsters! Pfft. They all look alike!

No, really, they do if you’re the Face ID facial recognition system in Apple’s iPhone X. Specifically, twins, siblings and look-alikes can trip false authentications. Growing kids, with their morphing faces, also baffle the biometric authentication.

Apple said so in a guide (PDF) about Face ID security that it published on Wednesday.

Overall, Face ID is pretty resistant to letting the wrong person log into your phone, Apple said. The possibility of a random person being able to unlock your phone by looking at it is about 1 in 1 million. Not bad, particularly when you compare it with Touch ID, which can be fooled approximately 1 in 50,000 times, Apple says.

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